Disease Vectors and You

“Oh god, I’m dying”–a typical overreaction. I had hit the weights pretty hard on Monday, and by Tuesday, muscle soreness had well and truly set in. “This is entirely too much muscle retribution for the amount of weights I lifted,” I thought, and had I been smarter, I’d have given it more than that fleeting bit of notice. Yesterday evening, I went to take a hot bath to ease some of the tightness, and after the soothing heat had put me to sleep, I awoke with a sore throat. A terrible sore throat. No wonder I’d been feeling so achy; it wasn’t just from the workout, but from the onset of an illness!

Nearly immediately thereafter, the rest of the virus began to take its toll, setting in with nigh-unprecedented speed. My sinuses began to ache, my ears began to hurt, and my face began stuffing up like a glutton at a buffet. My throat began to hurt so badly I could scarely swallow, which is really all that you can think about when it’s no longer a non-painful option. I don’t get sick often, so when I do, I am a real peach to be around. Jason should have fled the second I started to complain about my throat–“Hey, I just remembered, I have my own apartment and I think I’m going to go sleep there, you can feel free to moan and tantrum all you want here, though. Go nuts!” Because he unwisely did not run like the devil was behind him, he got to put up with an onslaught of complaining, the likes of which not even Lucille Ball could hope to compare. “I’m cold but too sore to reach for the blanket. WAHHH please get it for me. Hold me. Massage my aching muscles. Comfort me. WAAAAH. This part of the videogame is too hard, beat it for me. I’m going to snore like a chainsaw because my face is all stuffed up and YOU are not going to go anywhere. I’m hungry but I also feel nauseated from the awful evil-tasting Wellness Formula pills*, fix it. WAAAAH I’m thirsty but it hurts to swallow.” And yet through all of this moaning and complaining, Jason has been nothing but sweet to me, covering me with blankets, massaging me, kissing my plague-bearing head and hands, making me breakfast, taking out the dog, and beating the hard parts of videogames.

This guy is a keeper. I might not be.

*Seriously, these Wellness Formula pills are foul, they still make me burp up a potent combination of rancid garlic, ginger, and goat’s breath all while making me feel nauseated, and as soon as the nausea passes, it’s time for another dose, so it seems like adding insult to injury, save for the fact that they are also magic. Yesterday, I was stuffy, my face and ears ached, and my throat hurt so bad I spent time in the bathroom checking it with a flashlight to see if I had strep. Today, I have no more stuffiness, no more face and ear achiness, and my throat just barely hurts. MAGIC. Nasty, but magic.

20 Comments Disease Vectors and You

  1. pikefish February 10, 2011 at 4:31 am

    he sounds wonderful! and yes, you are also a keeper! 🙂

    1. admin February 10, 2011 at 7:52 pm

      hahaha if I get him sick, I can only hope I will behave as admirably. 🙂

  2. mschilepepper February 10, 2011 at 7:00 am

    Uh-oh, now he’s gonna get sick!

    1. admin February 10, 2011 at 7:48 pm

      I warned him that he might get sick and that he should probably stay away from me, and he said that there wouldn’t be a downside to getting sick because then he could kiss me as much as he wanted.

      1. mschilepepper February 11, 2011 at 12:14 am

        Hee! Truly, though, you can tell a lot about a person’s character by the way they act when they’re sick. 😛

  3. winik February 10, 2011 at 7:25 am

    “This guy is a keeper. I might not be.” I laughed. Know the feeling. But obviously he’s awesome and so are you, lol. Glad to hear the magic pills are magical and that misery was relatively short lived if extremely annoying/uncomfortable.

    1. admin February 10, 2011 at 7:51 pm

      Hopefully it will be all gone soon–I was feeling better enough yesterday to try and do some dancing, but after a few songs, I had broken out into a cold sweat so the pills might be fooling me a little bit–eliminating some of the symptoms but not the illness itself.

  4. thecostumegal February 10, 2011 at 2:18 am


    I know there’s benefits to garlic and ginger, but I can’t recall there being something for goat’s breath.

    Get better soon!

    1. admin February 10, 2011 at 7:52 pm

      Goat’s breath isn’t listed on the ingredients, but it’s the only thing I can use to describe how foul the burps taste.

  5. lady_sotha February 10, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Awwwwwwwww! Okay, that’s enough girliness. =-)

    Feel better soon with your nasty magic pills and loving man!

    1. admin February 10, 2011 at 7:52 pm

      Thanks hon! 🙂

  6. lilysnape February 10, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    You know a guy is a keeper when he still loves you when you’re really sick, hehe. I’m glad the pills are working. Hope you are completely recovered soon. 🙂

    1. admin February 10, 2011 at 7:49 pm

      The way it’s going, it should be completely gone within the next couple of days! 🙂

  7. variax February 10, 2011 at 8:34 am

    This guy is a keeper.

    1. admin February 10, 2011 at 7:49 pm

      OMG it’s the same guy

    2. thecostumegal February 10, 2011 at 6:20 pm


  8. 1_rhiannon_1 February 10, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    I hope you feel better soonest! Also, this guy is definitely a keeper!

    1. admin February 10, 2011 at 7:47 pm

      Thanks! It’s still lingering a bit but is already leagues better. 🙂

  9. conceptcanibal February 10, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Poor girly. You can take it out on me later, as it was I that infected you with that terrible cold. Mine turned into Bronchitis, so watch out now and take care of yourself!

    1. admin February 10, 2011 at 7:47 pm

      I dunno, you had a pretty bad cough, didn’t you? I haven’t been coughing at all. I am trying not to cast blame on anyone, just figuring it’s one of those things. It’s been years since I’ve gotten really sick, I was about due anyway. 🙂

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